Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Alright, so I already posted "Bingo." Whatever. We all know the song's the hottest new things since sliced bread, so why not give it all the exposure it deserves? The video just surfaced, so that means another post - deal with it. And though it's not much to watch, Waka Flocka kills the video just as hard as Soulja Boy kills his verse in the track. And did I mention that everything Gucci touches is pure gold?
I don't have much to say about the next clip. I mean, nothing really needs to be said. New stuff from 2 Many DJs. Get flippin' excited, y'all. Gonna be huge. I've seen Soulwax perform live, but I've never seen these gents DJ. Someday I will and I will cry tears of unmistakably joy. Can't wait.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
I promise that someday this blog will be more than just a tribute to all things Ke$ha. But before that happens, I'd like to flaunt my correctness yet again. 'Cause I'm humble and all, that is. I started playing "Tik Tok" ages ago. I thought it'd be a hit and it became a hit. I thought it'd shoot up the Billboard Hot 100 and I'll be darned if it isn't currently sitting at number two. Boom. Next up: "Backstabber," take my word for it. Now if only I could get my paws on a high-quality version of the cut to play out when I DJ. Hm.
Anywho, enough of my unconditional love for Ke$ha and utter inability to be humble about even the most obvious of predictions. I have a new mix (Top 40-free) up for listening at Let's Mix for their Next Generation DJ contest. (That embedded thing below may or may not allow y'all to listen to the mix while remaining on Panda Toes, but let's be real - I don't understand the internet and I'm entirely unsure as to what that little rectangle does.) So the idea is this: listen to the mix. If you like it, vote for me here. If you don't, stop listening. Much appreciated, much love, etc. My DJing MySpace page is here, f.y.i. - show me love.
P.S. Ke$ha puts on a no-nonsense live show. Didn't expect it, was entirely blown away. Serial.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
I'm well aware that the vast majority of this world's inhabitants live for the Grindin chart, so it's my great pleasure to give y'all our Best of 2009 chart. And, as you might expect, every last song on the list is spectacular in every sense of the word. Granted "Party Time" is the best song ever made, but I won't fuss too much about it being number seven on the list. And for your listening pleasure, peep the new track from Crookers - "We Love Animals" - which features Soulwax and Mixhell. Yea, you've probably already heard it. But in case you haven't - well, you're in for quite a treat.
1. Joy Orbison – "Hyph Mngo"
2. Major Lazer – "Pon Di Floor"
3. Florence + The Machine – "You Got The Love (The XX Remix)"
4. L-Vis 1990 – "United Groove"
5. Health – "Die Slow"
6. Gucci Vump – "Sha Shtil (L-Vis 1990 VIP Remix)"
7. F.L.Y – "Party Time"
8. House of House – "Rushing to Paradise"
9. Kingdom Feat. Shyvonne – "Mindreader"
10. Fuck Buttons – "Surf Solar"
11. Duck Sauce – "aNYway"
12. Salem – "Redlights"
13. Diplo & Laidback Luke – "Hey"
14. Fake Blood - "I Think I Like It"
15. Burial & Four Tet – "Moth"
16. Michel Cleis - "La Mezcla"
17. Bok Bok – "Ripe Banana"
18. Classixx (Feat. Jeppe) – "I’ll Get You"
19. Ellie Goulding – "Starry Eyed (Jakwob Remix)"
20. Curses! – "The Deep End (Holy Ghost! Dub)"
Monday, December 21, 2009
Some time ago Lauren Flax put out a little ditty called "You've Changed" that made my heart skip fifteen beats. Flax's girl Sia was in town when she was recording the tune, so the former invited the latter to be featured on the track. Then Sia was all, "hey, umma straight up record my own version of this here song." And she did, and it ruled. And then she made a video for the cut and it somehow managed to turn out even more impressive than the song itself. This joint's mind-blowing enough that I'm not even embarrassed by how incomprehensible the last five or so sentences have been - I'm simply too flabbergasted to function.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
There are many, many things in this world I don't understand. Why isn't Ke$ha president? Why is everyone so flippin' in love with Drake? (Dude's fine and all, but is he really as good as everyone seems to think?) Will the Mavericks ever win a championship? And finally, will the Cowboys ever win a playoff game?
However, the question that's most recently haunted me is this: how is it that Young Money's "Every Girl" could peak at number ten on the Hot 100 while their remarkable "BedRock" is stuck at number twenty? It's true that you might as well call this the Wayne + Lloyd show, but who cares? The former's got a nice verse and the latter straight kills the chorus. This thing is stupid infectious and should be played everywhere at all times.
However, there do exist places and times in and during which "BedRock" should not be played. Example: where and when "Say Aah" is bumping. Trey Songz kills it throughout and Fabolous continues to destroy everything in his path. Five months ago I was shocked to find myself seriously feeling a Fabolous cut; now I fully expect to be wildly into anything he puts out. This track is most certainly no different.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Three names: Gucci Mane, Soulja Boy, Wacka Flocka. Panda Toes' love for the former two has been well documented on these here pages. Our love for the latter is a newer development, but believe me when I say it's the sincerest of loves. And when the three come together something special (see: "Bingo") happens. Oh my dear sweet goodness, this song is simply unstoppable.
And then there's the recent single off of The State vs. Radric Davis, "Lemonade." The song can't quite match "Bingo," but it's nice nonetheless. And the video. Very pleasing. Peep it and be sure to cop the album pronto, it's not to be slept on.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
As y'all know by now, I'm more or less convinced that Ke$ha is the second coming. Thus, it only makes sense that the young lady's DJ is equally dirty. Meet Fitout. His "Earthquake" remix is heat, the "Good Ol' Fashion Nightmare" interpretation he whipped up is quirky and refreshing, and the dude's originals on Hot Biscuits are very much in good taste. Some day I'll make beats like this. Some day I'll be Ke$ha's touring DJ. Some day, some day. Until then I'll stick to DJing fraternity parties, blogging, and brushing my teeth with Beam instead of Jack. So it goes.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Today is Friday, December 4th, which should mean a good deal to those of you posted up in N.Y.C. Why, you ask? Tonight both Kingdom and Todd Edwards will be guesting at the weekly Flashing Lights party alongside residents Ayres, Catchdubs, and Jubilee. Yea, that's big. The former is quickly rising in the scene (peep the monster of a mix he did for Discobelle) and the latter's a legend. Edwards's remix of "Next of Kin" is still a set staple and one of my favorite songs. But for now, give his new single "Never Far From You" a shot. And if you're so inclined, check out his remix of Kingdom's massive "Mindreader" here.
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Thursday, December 3, 2009
I may or may not have seen Maluca at S.X.S.W. last year. Let's be real - I saw enough artists that I wasn't all too familiar with and slept little enough that the whole week is one big blur. An awesome blur of course, but a blur nonetheless. Anywho, for some reason or another I think I caught Maluca at the Fader Fort (a.k.a. heaven on earth). And seeing as how I can't even really remember whether or not I actually saw her, there's really no way I could tell you whether or not she's impressive live. Thus, this entire opening paragraph was more or less entirely useless.
So. Moving on. Apparently the young lady's El Tigeraso E.P. just dropped. And apparently Diplo produced it. And apparently I really dig both the title track and its video. So you should a) sneak a peek below and b) cop the release, which features remixes from Feadz, Gant-Man, and others. Can't wait to here 'em.
O.K. Finals. Whatever. Know what's more important than finals? Lil' Boosie. Dude's new album - Superbad: The Return of Boosie Bad Azz - isn't getting the hype it deserves. I mean, the record's ridiculous. This thing dropped two months and change ago, and it should've sold upwards of umpteen trillion copies by now. Sadly, people don't buy music no more. Watch the video for his "Gin in My Cup," then drop some bills to acquire the album. Best decision you'll make this week.
In other news, I just hopped on the Twitter train. Late, I know. And I don't really understand how to use it, but whatever. I follow some people, some people follow me (y'all should join this group), and I'm confused approximately 100% of the time. Anywho, show me some love.